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This File was last Updated/Modified: November 03 2014 16:54:45.Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).


Dated 2nd November 2000


1. Shri A.K. Basu, Secretary (Power) Chairman
2 Principal Adviser (Energy), Planning Commission Member
3 Chairman, Central Electricity Authority Member 
4 Representative of Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources Member 
5 Representative of Department of Atomic Energy Member
6 Representative of Ministry of Coal Member
7 Representative of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Member 
8 Representative of Department of Public Enterprises Member 
9 Representative of Environment and Forests Member 
10 Chairman. Power Finance Corporation Member 
11 Chairmen of five Regional Electricity Boards Member 
14 Chairman, Council of Power Utilities Member 
15 Representative of Independent Power Producer Association (IPPA) Member 
16 Representative from IFCI/I.D.B.I. - one each Member 
17 Representative of Department of Science and Technology Member 
18 Adviser (PPD), Planning Commission Member 
19 Representative from Cll / FICCI Member 
20 Representative from TERI Member 
21 Representative from National Council of Applied Economic Research Member 
22 Member (Planning), Central Electricity Authority- Member Secretary Member 

Terms of Reference :

  1. To review the performance under Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Renovation and Modernisation and Rural Electrification during the Ninth Plan period and critically analyse the reasons for slippages/shortfalls and suggest concrete measures to be adopted for improvement during the Tenth Plan.
  2. To assess the State-wise/region-wise demand for power in terms of both peak and energy requirements.
  3. To recommend the optimal mix of additional generating capacity to be created during the Tenth Plan period in terms of hydro, thermal (coal, gas, lignite and liquid fuel) and nuclear generation on the basis of relative economics of different fuels at different locations. The executing agency of the project i.e. State Sector, Central Sector or Private Sector should also be identified. A possible listing of the projects and their phasing for benefits during Eleventh Plan may also be prepared so as to provide adequate funds for taking advance action during the Tenth Plan period.
  4. To assess the potentialities for improving availability of power from existing power stations through Renovation and Modernisation/life extension as investment in this area has distinct cost advantage over new generation capacity.
  5. To maximise benefit from the existing plants by improving their operational efficiency and capacity utilization, improvement and augmentation of Transmission and Distribution network and dealing effectively the problem of T and D losses and theft of power; to assess the investment requirements for such improved utilisation of the existing assets and suggest the possible instruments for financing the same.
  6. To suggest in the light of experience gained so far, in promoting private sector investment in the power sector, possible measures to be facilitated by necessary policy regime, and also to assess the possible resource availability with the utilities (public sector) for financing new projects and to dovetail the policy of private participation with the capabilities of utilities in such a manner that co-ordinated power development plans are formulated.
  7. To recommend, keeping in view the demand and the improved availability through optimum utilisation of existing assets, targets for capacity addition and energy generation State-wise/region-wise.
  8. To assess the requirements on matching basis for Transmission and Distribution works for utilization of power generated.
  9. To review the reform process undertaken by States in the power sector including privatization of distribution to see in what manner private sector management can bring about greater improvement in efficiency.
  10. To review the Rural Electrification programme taken so far and to suggest measures for consolidation and extension of the programmes including financial investment necessary for the same. Although 86% of the villages are electrified, the number of household availing electricity is limited to only 30%. Therefore, it needs to be examined in what manner rural community may be persuaded to participate in the household electrification programme Including financial and technical support by Govt.
  11. To evolve appropriate policies and institutional arrangements by which power generated by non-utility/captive plants could be optimally utilized.
  12. To examine the issues relating to the full cost-effective tariff level and introduction of competition in supply to large consumers using third party access (TPA) in a phased manner.
  13. To suggest energy conservation measures through Demand Side Management (DSM) such as staggering of load, time of the day meter, proper pricing, reduction in the energy intensity in the large consumers etc.
  14. To recommend the operational norms for thermal including Gas, Liquid fuel and nuclear generations.
  15. To evolve concrete measures for improving specific electricity consumption for different end-use sectors and for load-levelling through tariff and other measures.
  16. To work out broad perspective to tackle problems in ash disposal, pollution and other environmental issues.
  17. To make recommendations regarding S and T programme to be implemented in the Tenth Plan period and the institutional arrangements necessary therefore.
  18. Facilitating gradual shifting from the State/Regional grid-based operations to an integrated National Grid and exploring the possibility of forming the regional grid of SAARC countries.
  19. To explore avenues for purchase of power from the neighboring countries through joint venture schemes.

In order to assist the Working Group in its task, separate Sub-Groups on specific aspects may be formed by the Working Group . These Sub-Groups will furnish their reports to the Working Group.

The Chairman of the Working Group may co-opt experts as he considers necessary.

Non-officials shall be entitled to TA/DA as permissible to Grade-l officers of Government of India and the expenditure will be borne by Planning Commission. The TA/DA of Government and Public Sector officials will be borne by their respective organizations.

It Is requested that the name(s) of the Representative(s) of organizations mentioned may kindly be communicated to the Member-Secretary of the Working Group under intimation to the Principal Adviser (Energy), Planning Commission within a week.

The Working Group will submit its report to the Planning Commission latest by 31st March, 2001.